Pearson Test of English
Pearson Test of English or PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad or immigration. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills. Questions often test 2 skills together, such as listening and reading or reading and speaking. PTE is designed to reward positive achievement in English language learning.
PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of universities worldwide, including prestigious institutions such as Harvard Business School, INSEAD and Yale. PTE Academic is also accepted for visa purposes by the Australian government.
PTE Academic assesses listening, reading, speaking and writing in a single three-hour online test session. To complete the PTE Academic test, a candidate needs to go to a secure Pearson Test Centre. The candidate uses a computer and headset to listen to, read and respond to questions. The spoken test is assessed by trained local examiners and is sent to the UK for moderation.
Candidates can schedule their tests in as little as twenty-four hours in advance, appear for a single three-hour test session and receive results within five business days.
PTE Academic prepares for life abroad as you listen to university lectures and respond to questions about life on campus with real-life test of academic English. You can send your scores to as many institutions as you choose – there are no additional fees for extra score reports.